New Underwood, South Dakota

......a good place to be!

Minutes July 1, 2015



A regular meeting of the New Underwood City Council was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center on July 1, 2015.  Present were: Mayor Jack Trullinger, Council member’s: Rikka Buchtel, Larry Graham, Laurie Holloway, and Kathy Trullinger. Also present: Finance Officer Meri Jo Anderson, PW Supervisor Tim Hall, Deputy McPherson, Tom Libertin, and Dianne Trullinger. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jack Trullinger.



A public hearing on Special License #15-03; Moes Bar & Grill; July 4, 2015; Rodeo Grounds; 201 N. “A” Ave. was held with no one presenting themselves to object to this license.



Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to approve the agenda.  Aye: all. Motion carried.



Moved by Holloway second by Buchtel to approve the June 17, 2015 as published.   Aye: all. 

Motion carried. 


FINANCIAL REPORT & BILL LIST                                                                                  

The financial reports, bill-list and vouchers were presented.  Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to approve the financial reports and the following warrants as presented.  Aye:  all.  Motion carried.

June bills payable July 1, 2015

GENERAL FUND                                                                                                                

Salaries – Finance – 3268.00; Public Works – 4175.70; Swim Pool – 4056.06; Mayor & Council – 1008.19; Cleaners – 161.08; Merchant Bank (visa charges) – 24.78; Mileage (Ione & Meri Jo) – 347.30; Tim Hall (reimburse shop supplies) – 36.70; Sams Club (fuel, membership, SP Concessions) – 786.62; IRS (SS & FWT) – 3539.77; Retirement (June) – 901.44; Wellmark (health ins) – 1228.74; WREA (Service) – 1517.90;  Golden West  (Service) – 291.78; RC Landfill (dump fees) – 2253.80; SD State Treasurer (Sales Tax) – 343.71; NU Post (publishing) – 183.89; McGas (fuel) – 714.91; ATT (phone) – 120.00; Keiffer (roll off) – 160.00; Menards (bags) – 20.96; Water Tree (SP supplies) – 506.64; Snyder Industries (totes & freight) – 2146.45; Best Western Ramkota (room for school) – 287.97; Days Inn (room for school) – 143.98; BH Chemical (CC) – 164.14; Fastenal (hardware) – 39.31; Ace Hardware (SP) – 39.74; Armstong Extinguishers (maintenance) – 57.00; 1st interstate Mastercard (SP & office supplies) – 520.03; SD Unemployment Ins. (2nd qtr) – 89.34; SDML (elected officials workshop) – 250.00. TOTAL: $29385.93


Pete Lien & Sons (limestone base coarse) – 99.63; Lee Phillips Trucking (hauling) – 100.00. TOTAL: $199.63

WATER FUND                                                                                                                     

BJ’s (fuel) – 18.80; Hawkins (chemicals) – 906.50; Northwest Pipe (riser) – 90.42; MARC (cleaner) – 298.17; WREA (Service) – 894.97; WRT (radium removal charge) – 2065.50; Omni Site (alarm) – 25.00; DENR (certification) – 10.00.  TOTAL: $4309.36


WREA (service) – 169.54; Omni-Site, Inc. (alarm) – 25.00.  TOTAL: $194.54




  • Finished Emergency discharge.
  • Next week Mr. Hall will be gone to take water treatment certification.
  • Patching with EZ street has started and hope to start chip sealing in July.
  • Mosquito spraying was done on Tuesday.
  • Mr. Hall will mow along W. Oak again.



A plat for replatting 12 acres SW1/4 of Section 33 T2NR10E BHM Lot 1 of Tipton Property Subdivision is just touching our three mile jurisdiction.  Motion by Buchtel second by Trullinger to turn all platting for this particular plat over to Pennington County.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Consideration of Abatement; Roxy Dix; Equalization office recommends a change in value due to an appeal to the local board of equalization.

Motion by Graham second by Holloway to disapprove the abatement, since there was no appeal at our local board of equalization, and if it is the mobile home that is in New Underwood the value the County has placed is too low.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



Special License #15-03; Moes Bar & Grill; July 4, 2015; Rodeo Grounds; 201 N. “A” Ave.

Since there were no objections at the hearing is was moved by K. Trullinger second by Graham to approve this license.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



#15-04; Jenna Seieroe; September 19, 2015; Wedding reception and dance. Motion by Holloway second by Buchtel to table this permit until they appear at a meeting.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

#15-05; Teresa Gossard; August 15, 2015; Family Reunion Motion by K. Trullinger second by Buchtel to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



BP#15-10; Steve & Sheila Hahn; 212 S. “D” Ave.; move off permit.  Motion by Buchtel second by Trullinger to table this permit until more information is obtained.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.

BP#15-11; Charles Berry; 202 E. Pine.; carport

Motion by Graham second by Buchtel to approve this permit.  Aye: all.  Motion carried.



  1. Kristi Merchen will take over the cleaning of the Community Center.

  2. Deputy McPherson presented his written monthly report.

  3. Councilors Graham, Holloway, and Trullinger will attend the elected official’s workshop in Pierre on July 8, 2015, so this will be considered a special meeting with no official business or action to be taken by the Council.

  4. Dead trees at the park should be down this week, and Mayor Trullinger did a side contract with Affordable Tree Service to remove all the stumps.



    Motion by Buchtel second by Holloway to go into executive session at 6:32 p.m. as per SDCL 1-25-2 (3). Aye: all. Motion carried.

    The Mayor adjourned the executive session at 6:41 p.m. and reconvened to regular session.


    Being no further business Mayor Trullinger adjourned the meeting at 6:42 p.m.


    (Seal) Meri Jo Anderson, Finance Officer